National Geographic : 1896 Mar
ITS PROCEEDINGS 123 Special Meeting, February 14, 1896. - President Hubbard in the chair. Commander Z. L . Tanner, United States Navy, described his cruise in command of the United States Fish Commission steamer Albatross from the north Atlantic to the north Pacific, via the strait of Magellan and the Galapagos islands. Practical details of the scientific work and views of the various ports visited were given by means of lantern-slide illustrations. Regular Meeting, February 21, 1896. - PresidentHubbard in the chair. Hon. George C. Perkins, United States Senator, read a paper, illustrated by lantern slides, on California: her Geography, Scenery, and Resources. ELECTIONS.-New members have been elected as follows: February3.-John M. Comstock, Dr F. P. Dewey, Herbert Forsyth, Capt. D. D. Gaillard, U. S. A., Edward M. Kindle, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, U. S . A., R. A . Pearson, W. S. Post, W. P. Robinson, Wm. A. Taylor, Col. W . B. Thompson, Thos. L. Watson, Hon. Andrew D. White. February 14.-Dr J. O. Adams, W. H. Baldwin, Jr., Miss Amy M. Bradley, Levi J. Bryant, Mrs M. L . Byington, Mrs J. A . Campbell, Col. H. W . Closson, U. S. A ., J. Ashley Cooper, Gen. W . P. Craighill, U. S. A ., Claas Denekas, Pay Inspector L. A . Frailey, U. S . N ., Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller, Col. D. S . Gordon, U. S. A., Dr Ida J. Heiberger, F. J . Heiberger, James G. Jester, Lieut. W. Lacy Kenly, U. S. A ., Mrs W. H. Kerr, T. A. Lambert, James B. Lambie, Noble D. Lamer, Daniel W. Lord, Wm. G. Lown, Samuel Maddox, Chas. Addison Mann, Jr., Edward J. McQuade, Hon. John L. Mitchell, U. S. S ., W. Henderson Moses, Owen Owen, A. S. Perham, August Peterson, Dr Chas. V . Petteys, Robert A. Phillips, Mr J. B. Pioda (Swiss Minister), Rev. Philip M. Prescott, J. M . Rieman, John W. Saville, Thos. W. Smith, Capt. J . A . Snyder, U. S . A ., W. E . Speir, Pearce Thompson, Capt. R. Vance, U. S. A., W. H. Veerhoff, Dr John E. Walsh, John Sidney Webb, Oscar W. White, Ernest Wilkinson. OBITUARY. -General John Gibbon, a distinguished officer and gallant soldier, died in Baltimore February 6. Graduating at the United States Military Academy in 1847, he rose to be a brigadier-general in the regular Army and a major-general of Volunteers. Alike against the Seminoles in Florida and the Nez Perces and Sioux in the northwest, in the Mexican war and in the war for the Union, he served with conspicuous gallantry, winning distinction whether he was in command of a regiment, a brigade, a division, or an army corps; The most desperate battles of the army of the Potomac found him at the front, and he was severely wounded both at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. As a man, General Gibbon was greatly respected, and The National Geographic Society deplores in his death the loss of a valuable member, who in the course of 45 years of active service had gained a practical knowledge of the geography of the United States such as few men have the opportunity of acquiring.